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Current Research

If you are interested in participating in any of our ongoing clinical research studies, please click the appropriate study from the list below to start the preliminary online screening process. Please allow 1-2 business days for your information to be processed. Our Clinical Research Coordinator will contact you to discuss your options.

Post Market Clinical Follow-up Study of the Zimmer® Vivacit-E® Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene Liner used with the Continuum® Acetabular Shell

Purpose:The primary objectives of this study are to obtain survival and outcome data on the Vivacit-E Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene Liner (HXPE) with the Continuum acetabular shell when used in primary total hip arthroplasty.

Status: Enrollment closed, long-term follow-up only

Short, Medium and Long Term Survivorship of Attune Primary Total Knee Prosthesis (Attune 10008) DePuy Orthopaedics

Purpose:To describe the long term 15 year survivorship of the ATTUNE Primary cemented TKA system for all 4 implant configurations using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis.

Status: Enrollment closed, long-term follow-up only

Prospective, Randomized, Multi-center Post-Market study of Anterior Advantage Surgical Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty with and without the KINCISETM Surgical Automated System.

Purpose: To gather clinical and radiographic (X-ray) information about anterior approach hip replacement surgery with the typical, standard of care instruments and procedures that your surgeon is currently using, and to evaluate an instrument called the KINCISE™ Surgical Automated System (referred to as KINCISE). During a hip replacement, a surgeon uses instruments to hit or ‘impact’ the device to place it in the appropriate position. In this study, the surgeon will either use a mallet (hammer) or the KINCISE. A post-market study is when data is collected on product(s) that are commercially available and in general used by surgeons so that more ‘real-time’ data becomes available to the scientific community. If you decide to participate you will be randomly selected for a surgery with a mallet or KINCISE.

Status: Study closed.

Multi-Center Clinical Evaluation of the ATTUNE Revision System in Complex Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

Purpose: To evaluate change from preoperative baseline to the 2-year time-point in patient reported outcome, KOOS-ADL for the ATTUNE® Revision TKA RP configuration. The device is specifically intended for patients with no prior knee arthroplasty (including unicompartmental) suitable for a primary TKA which have degrees of complexity such that require the use of one or more ATTUNE® Revision components, typically to manage existing deformities, ligamentous deficiencies, and bone loss.

Status: Enrollment Closed

Multi-Center Clinical Evaluation of the ATTUNE® Revision System in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

Purpose: To evaluate the 5-year survivorship using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis, with revision for any reason as the endpoint, for the ATTUNE® Revision TKA PS RP configuration.

Status: Enrollment Closed

Prospective Clinical Follow-Up of the Echo Bi-Metric Microplasty stem for Total Hip Arthroplasty

Purpose: Collect information (physical exam, radiographs, and patient questionnaires) to evaluate how well subjects are doing after their treatment with the Echo Bi-Metric Microplasty stem.

Status: Enrollment Closed

Prospective Study to Evaluate the ConforMIS iTotal® (PS) Knee Replacement System

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to gather information over time about the performance of a customized knee implant in patients who have osteoarthritis of the knee. The implant being used in this study is already cleared by the FDA for use in patients with knee osteoarthritis. The study is only to collect information over time about how patients do after receiving the implant.

Status: Enrollment Closed

ActisTM Total Hip System 2 Year Follow-Up

Purpose: Collect two-year information regarding the performance of the commercially available ActisTM Total Hip System in order to obtain and evaluate the clinical outcomes on a series of cementless primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and hemi-hip arthroplasty procedures using clinical, radiographic, and device and procedure related adverse event assessments.

Status: Enrollment concluded

A Study Examining the Clinical Outcome of Concurrent Treatment of Meniscal Tears and Chondromalacia by Means of Autologous Bone Marrow Concentrate Injection and Meniscectomy.

Purpose: to determine the safety and feasibility of an additional physician directed procedure performed at the same setting that includes bone marrow aspiration from the ipsilateral lower extremity, concentration of the bone marrow aspirate (stem cells), followed by an intra-articular injection of the patient's own stem cells into the operative knee.

Status: Enrollment concluded

Cross-Sectional, Multi-Center Evaluation of 8 Year Metal Ion Trends for Pinnacle MoM System Used in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty

Purpose:to estimate chromium and cobal blood ion level (serum and whole blood) in patients pre-operatively through 8 years who have received a DePuy Metal On Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty.

Status: Enrollment concluded. Subjects followed for continued observation.

Global Oxford Partial Knee: Signature vs. Conventional Instruments at High & Low Volume Centers.

Purpose: to compare alignment criteria in the Oxford Partial Knee using conventional instrumentation and Signature Custom Guides in order to determine if the use of the Signature Custom Guides results in a higher percentage of knees achieving optimal alignment.

Status: Enrollment concluded

Prospective Multicenter Open Label Study Examining the Mid- and Long-term Safety and Efficacy of the 3DKnee™ System with Vitamin E UHMWPE Tibial Inserts (3DKnee™ with eplus Insert).

Purpose: to evaluate the use and efficacy of the 3DKnee™ System using Vitamin E UHMWPE tibial inserts for total knee replacement surgery.

Status: Enrollment concluded

Continuum® Metal Bearing System In Total Hip Arthroplasty.

Purpose: to collect information to evaluate the performance of the Zimmer Continuum Metal on Metal Acetabular Hip System.

Status: Enrollment concluded. Subjects followed for continued observation.

What to expect as a research subject participant:

Each patient who qualifies as a potential research participant will be walked through an informed consent process by a member of our clinical research team. Your decision to participate in a study is completely voluntary; and if enrolled, you may decide to withdraw at any point without consequence. Throughout your participation, our clinical research team will be there for you every step of the way, providing extensive and personalized follow-ups aimed at meeting your individual needs as well as those needs for the study. Some studies involve nothing more than documenting routine follow-up for a particular procedure, while other studies ensure more detailed and long term follow-up and health monitoring are carried out in order to detect small changes which may occur with a particular technology.

If you have any questions related to research studies at TIHKS please contact our Clinical Research Coordinator: Jake Rabin or Call 512-583-0217.

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